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Stories from the Trenches

01/02 | From Israel to the Aegean, the editors and staff of Biblical Archaeology Review have had their fair share of dig experiences and travel adventures. Bible History Daily has compiled the   Read more…

Lovers’ Pipe Discovered in Jerusalem

01/02 | An Ottoman-era clay pipe inscribed in Arabic with the phrase “Love is the language for lovers” was discovered last week in ongoing archaeological excavations in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. The pipe,   Read more…

The Biblical Archaeology Society 2011 Publication Awards Winners

01/01 | The 2011 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards recognize the best books published in 2009 and 2010. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books about archaeology and the Bible have been   Read more…

What Archaeology in the Galilee Tells Us About Daily Life in Ancient Israel

12/30 | Uzi Leibner’s new book reports the results of an archaeological survey of the eastern Galilee. The survey provides important details about Israel in the Roman period, as well as the   Read more…

New Index Helps Unravel Talmud’s Mysteries

12/29 | The Talmud, a massive, composite work of rabbinical discourse on Jewish law and scripture dating back to the sixth century C.E., can be formidable and difficult to penetrate, often requiring   Read more…

What Do Archaeologists Do With the Bible?

12/27 | In the July/August 2011 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Hershel Shanks’s First Person dealt with Ronny Reich’s new book, Excavating the City of David. In Reich’s book he commented on   Read more…

Jerusalem Seal Gives Evidence for Temple Ritual

12/27 | Archaeologists surveying the southwestern corner of the Temple Mount in the area of Robinson’s Arch have found a button-sized, first-century C.E. seal inscribed in Aramaic with the phrase “pure for   Read more…

Byzantine-era Bathhouse Unearthed Near Jerusalem

12/26 | Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered a large, well-preserved Byzantine-era bathhouse in the Judean foothills about 20 miles west of Jerusalem. The bathhouse, which the archaeologists date to   Read more…

First Christmas Gift Doomed, Study Says

12/22 | Frankincense, the fragrant and aromatic resin that was one of the three famous gifts of the magi in the traditional Christmas story, could soon be no more. According to a   Read more…

The Discovery of King Solomon’s Wall—A Personal Account

12/21 | Eilat Mazar’s new book chronicles her career from its beginnings with her grandfather, famed Israeli archaeologist Benjamin Mazar, to her discovery of King Solomon’s wall at the Ophel in Jerusalem,   Read more…


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